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2016 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

August
AUTHOR EVENING with Barry Jandebeur, author of AT THE HANDS OF OTHERS  

AUTHOR EVENING with Barry Jandebeur, author of AT THE HANDS OF OTHERS
Tuesday, August 16th at 6:30 pm

Join us at the bookstore for an evening with author, Barry Jandebeur, who will be discussing and signing his novel, At the Hand of Others. We are working with the Bartlett Library for this event and they will be providing snacks and beverages for all who attend.

When a 67 year old man finds himself dumped in the northern Maine woods like a bag of trash, but otherwise not hurt, he has no idea how he got there, who he is or what was done to him. Not knowing his name he calls himself Jonathan. Mindful that whoever did this to him may return, he begins a cautious journey to discover himself. A series of connected encounters with others provide his well-being and the eventual path that reveals not only who he is, but much more.

Barry S. Jandebeur was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts and traveled
the world as the son of a U.S. Naval officer. He left home and came to Maine at the age of 16. After a tour in Vietnam with the Marine Corps, he returned to marry his high school sweetheart.
Barry graduated from The University of Southern Maine with honors in English. He and his wife live in southern Maine where they raised their two daughters.

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September
Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS  

Saturday, September 3rd, 2-4pm
AUTHOR AFTERNOON with Jennifer Vaughn, author of THROW AWAY GIRLS

Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author, Jennifer Vaughn, who will be discussing her latest novel in her Jaycee Wilder Series, THROW AWAY GIRLS.

Hard-charging, insightful, and ambitious, Jaycee Wilder wants to take her TV news career to the next level. The Los Angeles reporter is hungry for the big story. When dead girls begin to pile up at seedy nightclubs that cater to whimsical, fetish-seeking strangers, Jaycee suspects a serial killer is at work.

Jennifer Vaughn is an Emmy nominated, Edward R. Murrow, and Associated Press award-winning television news anchor for ABC affiliate, WMUR-TV, in Manchester, New Hampshire. She has contributed to internationally television presidential debates alongside CNN, ABC News, and Fox News, and has interviewed every sitting president and presidential candidate since 1999.

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Death at the Day Lily Café   LITERARY TEA with Wendy Sand Eckel, author of Death at the Day Lily Café
Wednesday, September 7th at 4pm

What a fun way to spend a mid-week afternoon! Literary Tea and author talk with Wendy Sand Eckel, at the Cranmore Inn in North Conway Village. Tickets are $10, which includes delicious mint julep punch, tea sandwiches, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.

Tickets are limited and can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by August 31st. We will be walking over to the Chef’s Bistro after our Tea to grab dinner & drinks and continue our literary conversation. We hope you will join us!

She’s back! We were delighted to discuss Wendy’s debut mystery with her last year and we get the pleasure again this year when we’ll catch up on all that has happened in Barclay Meadow! Wendy is the Author of the Rosalie Hart Mystery Series set on Maryland's Eastern Shore. A cozy mystery series with to-die-for recipes and small-town charm.

Rosalie Hart had finally opened the café of her dreams. Decked out with ochre-tinted walls and stuffed with delicious organic fare, the Day Lily Café is everything Rosalie could have hoped for. But not five minutes into the grand opening, Doris Bird, a dear and trusted friend, cashes in on a favor--to help clear her little sister of a first degree murder charge.
With the help of her best friend and head waiter Glenn, Rosalie is on the case. But it's not going to be easy. Unlikable and provocative, murder victim Carl James Fiddler seems to have insulted nearly everyone in Cardigan, and the suspect let grows daily. And when Rosalie's daughter Annie gets caught in the crossfire, the search for the killer becomes personal.
Degrees in criminology and social work, followed by years of clinical practice, helped Wendy explore her fascination with how relationships impact motivation, desire, and inhibition. Combined with her passion for words and meaning, writing mystery is a dream realized. She lives in Maryland where she enjoys family and friends, two cats, and living near the Chesapeake Bay.

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Closer All the Time

Thoughts of an Average Joe.
  COLD RIVER RADIO SHOW
Sunday, September 11th at 7pm

Cold River Radio Show live at Theater in the Woods. Tickets are $25 on sale at White Birch Books, call 603-356-3200.

The Cold River Radio Show is a quintessential old-time radio show featuring exclusively New England based artists, performers, authors and storytellers. We’re selling tickets at the store and we’ll be selling books at the show for author JIM NICHOLS, who will be talking about his latest book, Closer All the Time and storyteller BRIAN DANIELS, who will be talking about his book, Thoughts of an Average Joe.

In Closer All the Time, the inhabitants of Baxter, Maine, are going nowhere fast—but not for lack of trying. In this deftly written jewel of a novel, veteran author Jim Nichols strings together the bittersweet stories of several different characters bound together by shared geography and the insular nature of small-town life. With the coastal waters of Maine as a backdrop, Nichols artfully explores the nature of connection—hoped for, missed, lost, and found—in Closer All the Time, that very special novel that delivers quick-moving, compelling storytelling with a lasting emotional wallop. You'll devour it in one sitting, but its characters will linger at the edges of your day like memories of old friends and lovers.

In 2009, author Brian Daniels created Joe Wright—a clueless, middle-aged, thick-around-the-middle man hopelessly stuck in the twentieth century. Thoughts of an Average Joe is the hilarious rambling of a man whose commentaries voice the confusion and angst of a simple, old dude trying to make sense of life in the modern world.
In this book, Joe offers his thoughts about the many issues that confuse or annoy him: “I’m Not Ready for the Wireless World,” “Poachers Are Not Hunters,” and “I’m Comfortable in My Old Skin,” are just a few examples. He, like many men, struggles to understand his “little woman” and others of her gender in several essays, including “I’m Afraid of the Little Woman,” and “I’ve Noticed That Women Are Not Like Men."

You’ll meet Joe, Smalltown (his beloved northern New England hometown), his fascinating friends and family members, Dan’s Market, Small-Mart, Blake’s Esso Station, and the Smalltown News. He hopes his stories will bring a smile to your face and warm your heart. Maybe you’ll even agree with most of his Thoughts. If not, he’ll be quick to tell you . . . well . . . you are just wrong.

 
Following Atticus   MEET & GREET with author Tom Ryan and his latest companion Samwise
Saturday, September 24th from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

After kicking off the Atticus M. Finch Memorial Walk for the Animals at Conway Area Humane Society's Bark in the Park event, Tom & Samwise will walk just down the street to White Birch Books where Tom will sign copies of Following Atticus and people will get to meet Samwise A. Passaconaway. There will be light refreshments served. If you would like to pre-order a book, please give us a call at the store, 603.356.3200.

october
The Finest Hours:   Thursday, October 27th, 7pm
ONE BOOK ONE VALLEY

This year’s book for One Book One Valley will be The Finest Hours:

The True Story of the U.S. Coast Guard’s Most Daring Sea Rescue by Michael J. Tougias and Casey Sherman.
Author Michael Tougias will speak and answer questions at Loynd Auditorium, Kennett High School. The program will be followed by a book signing.

Our vision: Imagine if folks throughout Mount Washington Valley read the same book. Then talked about it. And THEN got to come together to meet the author at a special valley-wide event. One Book One Valley is successful because of you, the individual reader, and YOU, our community of readers, coming together.

The book describes the simultaneous rescue missions for two oil tankers, each of which split in two during a severe winter storm off the coast of Cape Cod in 1952. It is a fast-paced, thrilling read, and it comes in a young reader’s version as well as the original adult edition. A feature film based on the book was released in theaters in January 2016.

 

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